Young Muk Jeon is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2011. Jeon has more than 20 years of experience in financial markets since he joined Samsung Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Prior to coming to Shorenstein APARC, he worked as head of the Global Investment Team. The team is responsible for the company's general account investment, including global fixed income, public and private equities, as well as liquidity accounts. Jeon participated in the Investment Relationship Road Show for IPO of Samsung Life Insurance Co. Ltd., in which he covered all of the investment issues and questions related to Samsung Life's asset management. As of May 2010, Samsung Life is listed on the Korean stock market.
Jeon earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Yonsei University in Korea, and received his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.